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Oct 9, 2012 7:30am EDT
republican presidential candidate said obama's handling of the middle east is increasing the risk of conflict. romney spoke about the situation in iran and syria. he said the region is more dangerous now than when obama took office. he accused the president of employing a strategy of passivity. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history. not to lead from behind, leaving our destiny at the mercy of events. >> romney also criticized obama for slashing the u.s. defense budget. he promised to roll back the cuts if elected. >>> and a new u.s. poll subjects a big majority of americans who watched the first presidential debate think romney did a better job than obama. gallup surveyed viewers after last wednesday's debate. the poll indicates 72% of respondents believe romney won. 20% favored obama. gallup says the margin of 52 points is the largest it's ever measured in a post-debate poll. approval ratings for romney rose by five percentage points after the debate. he now ties obama at 47%. analysts say the remainin
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
. presidential election debate between president obama and mitt romney focused on the economy. americans are about $1 trillion in student loans -- owe $1 trillion. despite the huge investment in their education, almost half of recent university graduates are either unemployed or underemployed and many worry about the future. which candidate will they support? our correspondent has this report from philadelphia. >> mack has just qualified as a lawyer, so now taken put his lawbooks away and turn his attention to is $170,000 student debt. >> the whole gravity of it really did not hit me until about a few months ago when all of a sudden it was like, that's not just a number, that is actually a representative of something. so the joke has always been, well, i bought a house. but really it is a little bit more than that. unable to find a job, he's moving to texas to live with his parents and is not thrilled about it. >> i am 27 years old. even though it is rather typical of people, it is still not culturally normative. >> americans of $1 trillion in student loans and they are strugg
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tonight's presidential debate between mitt romney and president obama. it is the first of three presidential debates before the november 6 election. tonight's debate will focus on domestic policy, but one issue that will not be covered is the actual structure of the debate itself. the obama and romney campaigns have secretly negotiated a detailed contract that dictates many of the terms of the 2012 presidential debates. this includes who gets to participate, as well as the topics raised in the debate. now 18 pro-democracy groups are calling on the commission of presidential debates, a private corporation, to review the details of the negotiated agreement. meanwhile, libertarian nominee gary johnson has filed an antitrust lawsuit for entry into the debates against the commission on presidential debates. in addition, supporters of green party nominee jill stein plan to protest outside of the debate under the banner of occupied the cpd. jill stein and rocky anderson will appear on democracy now!'s expanding the debate exclusive tonight. we will air the obama-romney debate, pausing
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
obama and romney to be asked in the presidential debate -- well, tell us what you're asking for. >> the first presidential debate in this election is happening miles from columbine and aurora, two of the worst shootings in our country's history. this is a debate about domestic policy. if there was ever a time to pose questions about gun policy to candidates for president of this country, then this debate happening on wednesday is the time to do it. we cannot afford to have a question to ask about this where we will get platitudes. we need a specific question asked about specific policies and specific ideas that both candidates have and how they will stop another 40,000 americans who will be merged with firearms during their next four years in office. this is not a public health issue of most concern -- if this is not a public health issue of most concern to our candidates, and not have my vote. >> colin goddard now works for the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. up next, a professor nikki d avandia -- nikki giovanni. she taught the shooter. >> this is democracy now!, democ
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
strong performance in the first of the tv presidential debates but with the election less than a month away, the republican candidate still needs every advantage to overtake president obama. foreign policy has been seen as a weakness. but he's now trying to turn it into a have -- into a strength. >> mitt romney is looking to close the gap between he and barack obama. he criticized the government for failing to lead during a time of upheaval. >> i know the president hopes for a freer middle east. aligned with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our friends in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. last months attacks on the american consulates added they were likely the work of the same forces that attacked america on september 11, 11 years ago. >> with iran closer than ever to nuclear capability. >> the republican candidate said it was time to change course and said that he would put iran on notice and work more closely with our partners on the gulf. put more conditions on american aide and help the rebels in sy
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
mitt romney would keep the bush tax cuts in place. fewer than half knew that romney and not obama had promised to increase defense spending. only 23% were aware that payroll taxes had decreased during obama's term in office. only slightly more than half knew that paul ryan is the republican vice presidential nominee. the director of the annenberg center, kathleen hall jamieson, our master media decoder is back with us. welcome. >> thank you. >> so who's responsible for the widespread unawareness or ignorance that you report in your survey? is it the candidate, the media, or the voter? >> it's all three. and fortunately, we have the opportunity with presidential debates to do something that reliably increases knowledge. we've been studying presidential debates for a long time as a scholarly community. and to our surprise, we consistently find that those who watch debates, regardless of the level of knowledge they come in with, come out with more accurate knowledge as a general group. and they do this because those who haven't paid a great deal of attention have a lot to learn. thos
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
want to conduct any negotiations until the end of our presidential elections. >> rose: right. >> and who could blame them? because they wouldn't think that a deal president obama made would necessarily hold with mr. romney and vice versa. is two other things, the sanctions are kicking in. benjamin netanyahu when he spoke at the u.n., he gave us until next summer. they're saying israel is going to let this play out a bit longer. and given the pain the iranians are feeling i think the moment has come quickly after the election for the united states to test iran let's put forward not just privately but publicly the bush comprehensive offer saying here's what you're allowed to keep, here's what you must give up, here's the inspections you have to accept and we will find out whether the iranians are willing to make an agreement and compromise in a way that we can live with it or not. and if they're not, we can face very starkedly options of whether we would support a use of military force or were prepared to live with an iranian nuclear weapon. >> rose: this president said he's not prepar
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00am EDT
plan and he executed almost beyond anyone's expectation for what he could do. >> rose: and the obama team knows it? >> they do, some of what happened was i think a misconceived notion of a strategy to say, don't create big moments, don't create fights, if you don't -- if you act subdued and presidential, governor romney can't create any moments and that -- in this instance you succeeded you look at the television coverage of the debate which is as important, maybe more important than the actual viewing of the debate, people chose all different clips from the debate, there is no moment or moments that were signature to say, this is why romney won, the it was the totality of the 90 minutes, and that was one of their goals. i think the flaw was not necessarily in the plan, it was the president's execution. his energy level, his tone, his failure to pursue arguments that are winning for him. >> rose: if someone had asked me, read the president's mind in the first ten minutes, here is what i would have said. this is not who they told me i would be facing. >> there, you know, there has bee
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
when we host a special expanded presidential debate, pausing after the questions to obama and romney, to include equal time responses from dale stein and rocky anderson. that will be wednesday night. in the financial giant bank of america has announced a $2.43 billion settlement in connection with its misleading of investors while acquiring merrill lynch. executives allegedly concealed heavy losses at merrill lynch when it purchased the company for $50 billion in 2008. while shareholders had promising estimates, the bank actually require a bailout. it stands to likely undermine a case brought to light buying in new york attorney general's offices, as prosecutors cannot recover losses for shareholders once they settle. and abortion rights group has announced plans to reopen the wichita, kan. women's health clinic of the slain doctor and women's advocate george tiller. tiller was shot dead by anti- choice extremists as he attended church services in 2009. his clinic remained closed since then. since then, and women's trust has purchased the clinic and will reopen the clinic offering ab
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of three presidential campaigns. drilling obama in the polls of several battleground states, romney sought to rejuvenate his campaign with an attack on what he called president obama's policies of trickle-down government. >> i am concerned the path we're on has been unsuccessful. the president has a view to one similar when he ran four years ago, that a bigger government spending more, taxing more, regulating more -- a trickle- down government -- would work. that is not the right answer for america. >> president obama was more subdued in his comments, failing to make one mention of romney's infamous 47%, and his background of bain capital. addressing romney's tax plan, obama said romney's effort to cut taxes for the wealthy would be to the gutting of essential government programs. box for 18 months he has been running on this tax plan. five weeks before the election, now he is saying his big, bold idea is, "never mind." the fact is, if you are lowering the rates the way you described, governor, then it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, colorado. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has overtaken president obama in a new nation poll in the aftermath of their first debate last week. the pew research center has romney leading obama by four points among likely voters after trailing by 8% last month. the two are tied among registered voters at 46%, obama's lowest mark in the people in over a year. on monday, romney delivered a speech attacking president obama's form policy, the subject of their next debate in one week. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. when our defense spending is being deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of. and the perception of our strategy is now one of partnership, but of passivity. >> the presidential candidate last of it will be on foreign policy. mitt romney was speaking at the virginia military institute. campaign later that day in san francisco, presiden
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Oct 7, 2012 8:30am EDT
bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. >>> president obama and governor mitt romney squared off in their first presidential debate wednesday. earlier in the week, thousands of conservative christians gathered in philadelphia to pray for the future of the country. organizers said the rally was not political, although same-sex marriage and abortion were widely denounced. they also called for 40 days of prayer leading up to the election. >>> meanwhile, this weekend, a conservative christian group is urging pastors to challenge federal law by endorsing political candidates from the pulpit. those who do so risk losing their churches' tax-exempt status. according to a recent survey by the christian polling organization lifeway, 87% of pastors believe pastors should refrain from making political endorsements. the survey included both evangelical and mainline clergy. >>> the supreme court opened its new term on monday and a majority of the justices -- six of the nine -- attended the annual red mass, held the sunday before at st. matthew's cathedral in washington. at the annual event
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
five turkish civilians. the first presidential debate in the u.s. what a time for government figures to come out. >> obama did not do well and he needs a good employment figures. we will not get a sudden surge in employment to get him off of the hook. the best you can hope for is slightly better figures. we might get slightly better figures. we might get 110,000 employed this last month, september. you still have 23 million people unemployed or in part time work. over the last four weeks, we have seen unemployment benefit levels stay pretty sleazy -- steady at slightly falling. it is not really going anywhere. it is the level of uncertainty. there was a discussion with someone who said, this is not going to go away. >> i am not expecting that uncertainty to be materially lifted until we reach that goal. we will be living with this uncertainty well into next year, even though we will know the outcome of the election. >> take us to another part of the world where there is a brighter picture. >> samsung. it really has been a tremendous story. it is up against apples. it is turning into
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
america's presidential hopefuls to climb into the ring and take one another on. obama versus romney in the first tv debate. can the challenger dense the president's lead in the polls? welcome to gmt. i'm david eades. also coming up in the program, hamas accused of torture, unfair trials and execution of detainees in gaza. we hear from a victim and from hamas. also, fire up the bloodhounds. is this the answer to setting a new world land speed record? >> it's midday in london and 5:00 a.m. in denver, colorado where two prizefighters are preparing to step into the ring, cameras fixed on their every punch and flinch as they fight for a winner take all seat, the president of the united states. the first tv debate is always a great moment of anticipation as americans get the chance to draw direct comparisons, mitt romney is trailing barack obama in the polls in a number of key states but the president is under attack for failing to deliver jobs for voters. nowhere is that felt more than reno, nevada where the unemployment rate is the highest in the country. >> in the city nevada, reno is
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Oct 4, 2012 7:30am EDT
obama and mitt romney have met for their first debate. one month ahead of the presidential election. they spent most of their time are gug ov arguing over the economy. the debate took place in denver, colorado, one of the few battleground states that could decide the election. candidates concentrated on how to revive the economy. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or, not -- adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families, now that's -- not my analysis. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle-down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> romney kept attacking obama, and ignoring the moderator's instructions. obama some times had trouble getting a word in. many u.s. media analysts say romney had a better performance. the candidates will face off in two more debates. they have got just more five weeks to win over undecided voters. that's all for now on this edition o
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
they tend not to want to go public. there are two more presidential debates. they will be yet another hoax unless someone puts the question to barack obama and mitt romney, why are we killing kids that don't need to die and then ask it over and again until they don't need to die and then ask it over and again until they have no choice but to go public. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> that's it for this week. on our next edition of "moyers and company" meet the adventure remember who has gone to the top of the earth to take the earth's temperature and some beautiful photographs. from the vanishing areas of north. we're talking about global warming. >> that landscape is gone. it may never be seen again in the history of civilization. climate changes are not imaginary, not theoretical, not based on computer models. it's right there in front of you. >> there is more at bill moyers.com. i'll see you there and i'll see moyers.com. i'll see you there and i'll see you here next time. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com de nrns don't wait a week. to get more moyers visit bi
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